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Bill would set up another round of medical cannabis integrated facility license awards

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) filed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to begin another round of integrated facility license awards for a fourth time with an altered process. 

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Innovation district legislation stalls in Senate: 'One of the worst bills I think I’ve ever seen'

Bills that would establish self-governing innovation districts within cities and counties stalled in the Senate on Tuesday over concerns about their taxing and eminent domain powers.

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Senate passes bill changing State Committee of Public Health, State Health Officer appointment

The Senate passed a bill changing how the State Health Officer is appointed on Tuesday.

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State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed on gambling negotiations: ‘I think there will be a conference committee’

Although the Senate has yet to appoint its three members to the conference committee to negotiate with the House on gambling legislation, that will likely happen later, according to State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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Senate committee approves bill setting public records request response deadlines

The Senate County and Municipal Government Committee passed a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Tuesday that sets deadlines for responses to public records requests for government documents.

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Proposed bill would allow State Auditor to demand repayment for stolen or lost state property

Members of the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development will consider legislation on Wednesday allowing the Office of State Auditor to attempt to recoup negligent loss or theft of state property.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commissioner Jerzy Szaflarski resigns

Dr. Jerzy Szaflarski, a member of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC), resigned from the AMCC on Friday.

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Senate passes bill requiring one-time state audit of AHSAA

Legislation subjecting the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) to a one-time state audit was approved by the Senate on Thursday.

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Dothan Police arrest pastor, charter school founder for alleged theft of $48,000 from church

Dothan police arrested former Greater Beulah Baptist Church pastor Darryl Roberts for allegedly stealing $48,000 from the church on Friday.

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‘Supermajority’ of Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance want May vote on joining UAW: ‘We’re going to end the Alabama discount’

A “supermajority” of Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a vote to join the United Auto Workers, according to a news release from the UAW on Friday.

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'Organ harvesting' lawsuit against Alabama Department of Corrections to likely be dismissed soon

An attorney who filed a lawsuit in December alleging officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections or a related entity harvested a dead inmate’s organs reversed course on Monday and asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Left-wing groups sue Alabama over new ballot harvesting law

The ACLU, NAACP and other groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama’s 42 District Attorneys and Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen to block the recently enacted Senate Bill 1, which increased penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama. 

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Some in Senate ‘not optimistic’ about gambling package’s chances

The ball is back in the Senate’s court after the Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to non-concur with the Senate’s changes made to two comprehensive gambling bills.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers slams House members against more Ukraine funding — ‘Some of them are stupid’

The House will consider additional funding to Ukraine when they return from their Easter recess, according to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks).

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Bill clawing back incentives from companies who voluntarily recognize unionization approved by Senate committee

Members of the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee approved a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Wednesday barring businesses from receiving economic development incentives if they voluntarily recognize their employees' union. 

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Senate committee passes religious exemption option for K-12 vaccine requirements

Members of the Senate Education Policy Committee passed a bill that would make it easier for K-12 students in Alabama to receive religious exemptions from vaccine requirements passed on Wednesday.

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State Sen. Sessions files bill increasing state’s limit on medical cannabis licenses

State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) filed legislation on Tuesday increasing the number of some types of medical cannabis business licenses available in Alabama.

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Senate passes state income tax exemption for active duty National Guard, reserve pay

The Alabama Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that provides a state income tax exemption for active duty pay for National Guard and Reservists.

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Bill consolidating 25 licensing boards advances in Senate

An amended bill consolidating the administration of 25 licensing boards into an office inside the Department of Labor passed the Senate County and Municipal Government committee on Tuesday afternoon.

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Real Estate Appraisers Board’s ‘unconstitutional’ racial quota requirement not enforced by Ivey, attorney says

Attorneys for Gov. Kay Ivey responded to a lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation in February in federal court over a state law requiring two members of the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board (AREAB) to be racial minorities. 

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State commission revokes Dothan charter school’s contract

Members of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission revoked the charter of the Barnabas School for Leadership in Dothan on Monday.

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Maxwell AFB hosting Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show on April 6, 7

Maxwell Air Force Base will host the Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show on April 6 and 7.

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AG Marshall: ESG is an ‘effort to change policy not through the ballot box but through access to capital’

The environmental, social governance (ESG) movement is an effort to take control of companies and change policy through access to capital, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton files bill expanding premade, mixed drink sales to grocery, convenience stores

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) filed legislation last week that would allow spirit-based, ready-to-drink cocktails to be sold in grocery and convenience stores in Alabama.

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Birmingham-Southern seeking ‘smoothest possible transition’ after closure

Birmingham-Southern College will host meetings next week with students about transfer opportunities.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: National groups targeting ‘primarily Democratic voter blocks’ in Alabama through voter registration mailers

Out-of-state voter registration groups mailing pre-filled voter registration forms to Alabamians are targeting “primarily Democratic voter blocks,” according to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen.

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Tuberville blasts Biden for 'aiding and abetting these monsters' after illegal alien arrested in Coffee County for alleged rape of ‘mentally incapacitated’ 14-year-old female

Enterprise Police arrested Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien, for allegedly raping a female, 14, on Monday.

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